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Garden Design

Event Detail

Start Date: March 9, 2023
End Date: November 3, 2023
Time: 10am-4pm
Adult £130

Introduction to Garden Design

– Full Day

with Guy Petheram

  • 3 dates to choose from: Thursday 9 March, Saturday 15 July or Friday 3 November 2023
  • Doddington Hall (Catkin’s flower studio in the Kitchen Garden), Lincolnshire, LN6 4RU

From general principles of design, like scale & harmony, to creating focal points, controlling movement through a garden and the importance of integrating your garden with both house & surroundings. Introduction to Garden Design will offer insights into what lies behind a beautifully designed garden and provide inspiration for your own.

For anyone who would like to better understand the rules and principles that underpin good garden design and begin to learn how to use them to get the most out of their own garden. It will also help you to appreciate, understand and ‘read’ other gardens and can potentially form the basis for further learning about garden design.

Tea/coffee provided

£130 (limited to 4 places)

Meet the Designer

“While gardens are a personal space, I believe they are also part of the wider environment. Increasingly it is imperative that they contribute to tackling, not adding to, the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. Good design can create the beautiful places we want to spend time in, while also treading lightly and providing habitat for other creatures”. 

Based in Lincolnshire, and with a base also in Suffolk, Guy has been designing gardens and advising clients for more than 15 years throughout the East Midlands, and beyond, helping them create their own green havens, and everything from large country gardens to small town yards. Increasingly his focus is on consultancy and advice, and, through teaching, inspiring others to have a go at creating their green dreams.

Delivering gardens that are as sustainable as possible is a key focus, and exhibits at RHS Flower Shows have demonstrated his environmental commitment over many years – Hampton Court in 2010 (‘Human Nature’ – silver-gilt award), Hampton Court in 2009 (‘Coppice’ – silver award) and Tatton Park in 2006 (‘The Function Room’ – silver award) 

Guy has worked as a garden design lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, is an expert tutor with Learning with Experts and runs a range of his own courses. He has also worked as a project manager for the BBC series Garden Rescue and, when time allows, contributes articles to a range of magazines including The Garden and the Garden Design Journal.